Big data in business analytics: Talking about the analytics process model

May 14, 2019
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Big data in business analytics: Talking about the analytics process model

Interested in making business decisions with big data analytics? Our Wiley SAS Business Series book Profit Driven Business Analytics: A Practitioner’s Guide to Transforming Big Data into Added Value by Bart Baesens, Wouter Verbeke, and Cristian Danilo Bravo Roman has just the information you need to learn how to use

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Write to a SAS data set from inside a SAS/IML loop

May 13, 2019
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Write to a SAS data set from inside a SAS/IML loop

In SAS/IML programs, a common task is to write values in a matrix to a SAS data set. For some programs, the values you want to write are in a matrix and you use the CREATE FROM/APPEND FROM syntax to create the data set, as follows: proc iml; X =

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Happy National Limerick Day from SAS Press!

May 10, 2019
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Happy National Limerick Day from SAS Press!

May 12th is #NationalLimerickDay! If you saw our Valentine’s Day poem, you know we at SAS Press love creating poems and fun rhymes, so check out our limericks below! So, what’s a limerick? National Limerick Day is observed each year on May 12th and honors the birthday of the famed

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Dividing by zero with SAS – myths and realities

May 8, 2019
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Dividing by zero with SAS – myths and realities

To those of you who have not read my previous post, Dividing by zero with SAS, it's not too late to go back and make it up. You missed a lot of fun, deep thought and opportunity to solve an unusual SAS coding challenge. For those who have already read

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Discrimination, accuracy, and stability in binary classifiers

May 8, 2019
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Discrimination, accuracy, and stability in binary classifiers

At SAS Global Forum 2019, Daymond Ling presented an interesting discussion of binary classifiers in the financial industry. The discussion is motivated by a practical question: If you deploy a predictive model, how can you assess whether the model is no longer working well and needs to be replaced? Daymond

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Five key security features in the SAS Visual Analytics app

May 6, 2019
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Five key security features in the SAS Visual Analytics app

App security is at the top of mind for just about everybody – users, IT folks, business executives. Rightfully so. Mobile apps and the devices on which they reside tend to travel around, without any physical boundaries that encompass the traditional desktop computers. In chatting with folks who are evaluating

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How to simulate data from a generalized linear model

May 6, 2019
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How to simulate data from a generalized linear model

Here's a simulation tip: When you simulate a fixed-effect generalized linear regression model, don't add a random normal error to the linear predictor. Only the response variable should be random. This tip applies to models that apply a link function to a linear predictor, including logistic regression, Poisson regression, and

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Encodings of CLASS variables in SAS regression procedures: A cheat sheet

May 1, 2019
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SAS regression procedures support several parameterizations of classification variables. When a categorical variable is used as an explanatory variable in a regression model, the procedure generates dummy variables that are used to construct a design matrix for the model. The process of forming columns in a design matrix is called

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Content promotion in Viya: overview and details

April 30, 2019
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Content promotion in Viya: overview and details

A look at SAS Viya's promotion process including what can be promoted, the tools that support promotion, and what happens to your content.

Content promotion in Viya: overview and details was published on SAS Users.


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